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Tuesday Tutorial ~ Strips and Strings

While cleaning out my sewing room I found several bins with strips. I intended to only have two, one for brights and one for cozy colors. Since I had more than would fit in the two bins I went on a hunt for quilts to use a few of these up.

I’ve made many string quilts. They are fun, easy and scrap friendly.  I found several ideas and tutorials on my search so I thought I would share today.

 My method for making this string friendly quilt is here.

 Ann at Fret Not Yourself and Kaja of Sew Slowly have been having a coin quilt challenge. Make sure to visit there are lots of inspiring quilts and ideas to use up your strips.

 I made this quilt forModa Bake shop.

 And Tia Curtis has this video with three variations.

And finally this braid quilt. You can find the pattern here.


  • Susan says:

    Wonderful quilts from the past – can't wait to see what you come up with for this batch of strips

  • Connie says:

    Delightful quilts . . . I have three or four jelly rolls setting on my shelves, so seeing some fresh ideas is always a blessing. Thank you.
    Connie 🙂

  • julieQ says:

    How cool! String quilts are my favorites, so thank you for sharing these patterns!

  • Sue says:

    Love all of those quilts! Just clicked your link and saw how you use dryer sheets….sheer brilliance! Thank you for sharing that awesome tip. My string pile has been growing and my scrappy spiderweb quilt has not been happening because I hate pulling paper off the back of blocks.

  • Soma @ whimsandfancies.com says:

    Beautiful quilts. I am sure the next will be equally lovely made with those pretty fabrics.


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